lovely film One of the best film in the last decade.
What a beauty this film is!! I was moved by this film. The acting on by Kisha Castle Hughes was unbelievable. She was able to cry on cue and stop the audience in their tracks. The script and direction are excellent. The music was done by the same composer who did Gladiator. CAPTIVATING!!!
Beautifully Heartfelt Tale of Destiny Have to agree w/ Nikki for the most part on this one. This is another excellent film to come out of New Zealand. A heartfelt and beautifully spiritual tale of a young girl w/ a destiny that will not be denied in world mostly dominated by young men.
This is an amazing empowerment movie for anyone to see, but it is especially wonderful for young women. Rent this and watch it w/ your daughters. In fact, pick up Blue Crush (another great film, 4 stars) and make it a double feature.
Lisa Gerrard, of Dead Can Dance, composes the hauting and beautiful soundtrack for this film. I love Ms. Gerrard's work.
Great FEEL GOOD MOVIE for all ages! This movie has a great story line.
IF your'e thinking this is another FREE WILLY Movie, MOVE ON.
This is a story of a Maori girl breaking the all male leadership traditions of her people that go back 1000's of years.
It is a very symbolic and touching movie.
It is is too adult for kids under 8 only because of the subject.
(It is not entertaining enough for child minds) It is not meant to be a KIDS only film. You
need to watch this with your kids and explain what is going on. It is geared more for 8years and older.
This is not a "MAN'S Movie", filled with action and violence and sex...yet if your a REAL man you can watch this.
Best suited for Mothers and Daughters AND/OR Dads with a heart and Daughters.
A real good feel good story.
(Bring Tissue if your emotional)
Written and Directed by Niki Caro
Produced by Tim Sanders
Based on the book "THE WHALE RIDER"
by Witi Ihimaera
Executive Producers Bill Gavin
Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Co Producer Reinhard Brundig
Associate Producer Witi Ihimaera
Music Lisa Gerrard
Editor David Coulson
Costume Designer Kirsty Cameron
Director of Photography Leon Narbey
Production Designer Grant Major
Casting Diana Rowan